Manual Focus

Manual Focus is turning faces one-80, arms and legs upside down and swapping the front with the backside of the body. Exchanging bodies from animals, disorganized creatures to headless humans and other unnamed categories. Masks of old men on the back head of three nude women transforms them into a 12 legged organism, crossing out their identity by covering their real face with the artificiality of a mask. It isn‘t the monster in itself but rather the monstrous connections between nude/masked, artificial/real, male/female that produces an unfamiliar gaze at the bodies we already know. Monsters are not a species that you can get familiar with, they disappear and slip away unfocused.

 

Premiered in 2003 at Mousonturm, Frankfurt

Concept: Mette Ingvartsen
Created & Performed by: Manon Santkin, Kajsa Sandström & Mette Ingvartsen
Replacement: Kaya Kolodziejczyk

Produced at: P.A.R.T.S. (Brussels), 2003

Thanks to: Bojana Cvejic & Peter Lenaerts

Oct 23, 2021 9:12 AM

2021

October 23 - 24 Centre Pompidou-Metz
Aug 23, 2021 9:12 AM August 23 - 24 Brigittines International Festival, Brussels
Jun 19, 2021 9:12 AM June 19 - 20 Centre Pompidou-Metz (postponed)
Sep 26, 2020 9:12 AM

2020

September 26 - 27 Echelle Humaine, Lafayette Anticipations / Festival d'Automne à Paris
Sep 15, 2020 9:12 AM September 15 - 18 Betty Nansen Theatre / Dansehallerne, Copenhagen
Aug 18, 2020 9:12 AM August 18 - 19 Les Brigittines, Brussels (postponed)
Jan 18, 2020 9:12 AM January 18 - 19 Gropius Bau, Berlin
Dec 1, 2019 9:12 AM

2019

December 1 Azienda Speciale Palaexpo, Rome
Feb 28, 2008 9:12 AM

2008

February 28 - 29 MU Theatre, Budapest
Aug 24, 2007 9:12 AM

2007

August 24 - 25 Brigittines, Brussels
Sep 10, 2005 9:12 AM

2005

September 10 Milan, Italy
May 28, 2005 9:12 AM May 28 ZKM Theatre, Zagreb
May 26, 2005 9:12 AM May 26 STUK, Leuven, Belgium
May 24, 2005 9:12 AM May 24 Cultuurcentru, Brugge
Apr 8, 2005 9:12 AM April 8 - 9 Parc de Villette, Paris
Mar 6, 2005 9:12 AM March 6 Weimar, Germany
Feb 26, 2005 9:12 AM February 26 - 27 HAU 2, Berlin
Feb 4, 2005 9:12 AM February 4 The Place, London
Nov 12, 2004 9:12 AM

2004

November 12 - 13 Ridehuset, Arhus, Denmark
Oct 16, 2004 9:12 AM October 16 NorrlandsOperan, Umea, Sweden
Oct 10, 2004 9:12 AM October 10 PACT Zollverein, Essen
Oct 6, 2004 9:12 AM October 6 De Velinx, Tongeren, Belgium
Aug 19, 2004 9:12 AM August 19 - 21 Podewil, Berlin
Jul 9, 2004 9:12 AM July 9 Halle Kalk, Cologne, Germany
Mar 28, 2004 9:12 AM March 28 La Monnaie/Malibran, Brussels
Mar 20, 2004 9:12 AM March 20 Dansens Hus, Stockholm
Feb 20, 2004 9:12 AM February 20 - 21 BIT teatergarasjen, Bergen, Norway
Jul 24, 2003 9:12 AM

2003

July 24 - 26 Schauspielhaus, Vienna
Jun 20, 2003 9:12 AM June 20 Mousonturm, Frankfurt